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The Secret Necklace- HG RSP Speaks

Lord Chaitanya asked us to wear a necklace always around our neck. What necklace? -The verse, ‘Trinad api sunicena…’. Srila Prabhupada says Humility means -not to be anxious to have the satisfaction of being honored by others. Sanatan Goswami and Rupa Goswami said that they were more fallen than Jagai and Madhai because at least they did not serve the cow flesh eaters. You become fallen by serving the fallen. Not that you are fallen; but you become fallen by serving the fallen. For example- people are proud to be working with McDonald’s, but they don’t know that they are working for a fallen mlechha company. nica jati nica sangi; Although Rupa and Sanatan were born in sarasvata Brahmana family, they never revealed. Also they had a gupta Vrndavana in their homes. And they had to serve Nawab Hussain Shah so as to protect the Vaisnavas. But they didn’t use it as a reason in front of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This is dainyata; real humility.

People think that this mentality of humility is inferiority complex. In fact, inferiority complex is diametrically opposite. Consider a person with inferiority complex, he wants to be the highest person, and thus he keeps on comparing himself with others. He criticizes others and he shows off. Humility means that you feel very low of yourself and others around you feel very great of you. Inferiority complex means, you think you are great but others know how small you are. To be really humble needs great courage; because one has to genuinely and honestly admit one’s shortcomings. And all other things like amanina.. etc are connected to humility. These qualities follow humility.

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